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14 July

Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2014

New regulations issued in relation, in part, to provisions relating to the process for objecting and appealing to a penalty notice issued to an employer under section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

14 July, 2014

11 July

Supreme Court rules that Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill is within scope of Welsh Assembly’s powers

Court rejects Attorney General's contention that the Bill, which establishes a regime setting minimum terms and conditions of employment for agricultural workers, including minimum wages and holiday entitlement, is outside the Assembly's competence.

11 July, 2014

8 July

Workers in low-skilled work ‘at risk of exploitation’

New report from Migration Advisory Committee finds that employment rules, such as minimum wage requirement, are not being properly enforced and that this is affecting both migrant and UK workers.

08 July, 2014

7 July

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

07 July, 2014

4 July

Consultation on the National Minimum Wage, youth and apprentice rates

Views sought by 26 September 2014 on the operation and impact of the minimum wage including its effect on young people themselves, and on employment, hours and profit, and the possible impact of the proposed increases due in October 2014.

04 July, 2014

30 June

Right to request flexible working for all employees comes into force today

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills says that today's extension of right, which was formerly only for carers or those looking after children, means that extra 20m people can now benefit.

30 June, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

30 June, 2014

26 June

Labour Party motion on private rented sector defeated in House of Commons

MPs vote, by 276 to 226, against motion calling on government to ban letting fees to tenants, make three year tenancies the standard and prohibit excessive rent rises during long term tenancies.

26 June, 2014

25 June

Government to ban exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts

In today's response to consultation, government also says it will consult further on how to prevent employers evading exclusivity ban, work to develop code of practice on fair use of zero hours contracts and improve information for employers and employees.

25 June, 2014

Living Wage Commission publishes final report

More than one million people could be lifted out of low pay by 2020 with no adverse economic consequences through voluntary adoption of living wage, says Commission.

25 June, 2014

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